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Old 07-02-2011, 02:05 PM   #1
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Wanting to do my first lift

Not alot of money. Any suggestions? 2002 4.0 stick with 31's on it now.

Also, don't want to go too high. A couple inches is all but I also want to level the front.

Appreciate any input.

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Old 07-02-2011, 02:09 PM   #2
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for just 2" can look at a coil spacer lift, aka budget lift. A vendor on this site, AOR, has a sale right now for a 3" suspension lift for under $500. When I have the cash this is the route I will go, then if not enough will add 2" coil spacers.

Im not a big mudder/rock crawler, but Ive never owned a jeep before now. This should be sufficient for occasionally heading out to the local swamp. Only time will tell though...

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Old 07-02-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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If your are going to stick with 31's I would just add spacers to the front to level. No need to add lift for 31's. When you decide to go with 33's or bigger then look at different lifts.
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:28 PM   #4
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Skyjacker 2" BB w/31's

Looks great with 31's

Was under $200 when I bought years ago but a little more now I think.

Kit included: spacers x4
Shocks
Extended bumpstops

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Old 07-03-2011, 09:21 AM   #5
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Apologies for more questions but if I go with a 2 inch BB, would that level the front or would I need to add additional spacers, and will I have any drive shaft issues?
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:27 AM   #6
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I got a rough country 2.5" suspention lift for less than $300 and had 31's on it. Now, with the same lift I have 33's.

First pic is no lift with the 31s. Second is with the lift with the 31s. Third is with lift and 33s.
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:57 AM   #7
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was thinking about the roughcountry 2 inch coil spacer lift but cant make up my mind to buy with or without the shocks.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:37 PM   #8
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was thinking about the roughcountry 2 inch coil spacer lift but cant make up my mind to buy with or without the shocks.
RC shocks aren't that great in my opinion. I ended up replacing mine.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:20 AM   #9
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Would I even have to replace my OEM shocks for a 2" BB? What about possible drive shaft issues would I need to worry about?
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:40 AM   #10
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You may as well change the stock shocks out. I went with Gabriel ultras from auto zone(they were recimended to me on here). I believe they were about $35 a piece.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:45 AM   #11
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Here's my lj with 31's and a 2" budget boost from rubicon express. Altogether with shocks was around 250 and I did the labor myself. Should get you where you want to be.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:23 PM   #12
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A 2-2.5 inch BB shouldn't give you any drivetrain issues, add a 1.25 inch body lift, and you should be able to clear 33'' tires. Highline fenders and hood and 35'' tires will clear. Lot's of people are moving away from the sky high lifts for a smaller lift and better center of gravity.
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Thanks for all the great suggestions.
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I recently purchased a 2008 4door wrangler unlimited..and im putting on the 1.75" RoughCountry lift tomorrow..right now i have 31's, but will i be able to fit 33's with this lift? and if i put 33's will i need to upgrade gears to like 4:10's or will the stock gears be alright?
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I recently purchased a 2008 4door wrangler unlimited..and im putting on the 1.75" RoughCountry lift tomorrow..right now i have 31's, but will i be able to fit 33's with this lift? and if i put 33's will i need to upgrade gears to like 4:10's or will the stock gears be alright?
33's should be fine. As far as gearing there is a chart I believe in this forums sticky . Depends on different things. auto/manual? I don't think 4.10 is what would be best. Stock rubi has 4.10 with 32" tires
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I have the Teraflex 2" BB for $130 at Summit Racing.... I have my factory shocks.... riding on 31's.



Now... I will tell you that I did develop a driveline vibe. Not all Jeeps are the same.... some will, some won't.

Easiest fix for me was the space the T-Case down 1" with spacers... problem solved!



Another fix that was suggested was a 1" MML ( Motor Mount Lift) do get the same effect.... a little more money, but will still tilt you that 1" to potentially kill the vibe.
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A 2-2.5 inch BB shouldn't give you any drivetrain issues, add a 1.25 inch body lift, and you should be able to clear 33'' tires. Highline fenders and hood and 35'' tires will clear. Lot's of people are moving away from the sky high lifts for a smaller lift and better center of gravity.
That's what I did until I can save up for a 3" Zone or 2.5" OME. I have a 2" Skyjacker BB with 1.25" JKS BL and 33x12.5 Duratracs on Mickey Thompson wheels. You do have to have bumpstop extensions though to keep the 33s from hitting the fender though. Skyjacker came with them and I'm not sure all manufacturers include them. Pics are in Jeep profile.

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